Fashionista Tea

Recent Tasting Notes

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From the Round 3 Here’s Hoping TTB

This was okay. I’m not a big fan of the lavender and orange mix here, but I do like the floral notes. Usually I find citrus and floral to be a pleasant combination, but this taste more of orange oil than a true orange flavor. However, the rose and lavender notes are very nice and well balanced.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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85

This tea was a surprise hit for me! I don’t drink chamomile unless I have to (ie, upset stomach). This herbal also has green and red rooibos, lime and cinnamon.

This tea has lots of tasty orange flavor with a zesty lime and warm spice finish! The chamomile is moderate in flavor, with a chamomile aftertaste. The citrus and chamomile really worked for me. Another tea that could be great iced!

Full review, along with a couple other Fashionista Tea blends at Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/fashionista-tea-oolong-owl-tea-review/

Sarsonator

Orange seems like a great way to offset that distinctly chamomile flavor. This sounds like one for my wish list. :)

Cameron B.

This sounds mighty tasty! I love chamomile, even though it’s the devil to brew. All those little tiny pollen thingies… horrible. They never rinse out of any strainer.

rosebudmelissa

I use cotton tea bags for brewing chamomile and other small herbals and ground spices. Then you don’t get gritty bits in your water or caught in your strainer.

Cameron B.

That’s an excellent idea. I actually just ordered a Finium Brewing Basket and it’ll be here tomorrow so I need to see how that handles the dreaded chamomile.

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I wasn’t a fan of this one, even though it has lots of white and dark chocolate chips in it! I think it was the red rooibos. Sometimes red rooibos just doesn’t work for me as it reminds me of those smelly red woodchips used in gardens. The wateryness of the rooibos also didn’t help.

Anyways, this one is really chocolatey and rooibosy – I think others who enjoy rooibos would dig this, but it wasn’t for me. I’m going to put the rest of this tea in the Here’s Hoping Travelling TeaBox3 so I hope it finds a nice home.

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80

I was able to try this one at the World Tea Expo and it was pretty good. Sipped at home, just as good! This green blend has pomegranate and raspberry flavor which goes together very nicely. A little tart from the pomegranate and rosehip. The green is buttery, grassy and vegetal.

I could see this being killer as an iced tea!

Full review, along with a couple other Fashionista Tea blends at Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/fashionista-tea-oolong-owl-tea-review/

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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80

Fashionista Tea reviews! This one is a black with rose, lavender and orange peel.

Really smooth, malty with rose, lavender and pastry notes. The lavender is quite good here. Often lavender tastes like soap to me, but it is on the light side, almost adding a creamyness here. The orange pops at the end, adding a fresh flavor.

Full review, along with a couple other Fashionista Tea blends at Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/fashionista-tea-oolong-owl-tea-review/

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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66
drank Basic Black by Fashionista Tea
187 tasting notes

I thought this tea was pretty good. It didn’t wow me, and I didn’t pick up many nuances in aroma or flavor, but I didn’t hate it. It seemed to match the name pretty well: Basic Black.

I have enough left for one cup, so I think I’ll try it again with a little sugar and almond milk, just to see if the character improves.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
hapatite

Where did you find out about this company? The first time I saw then was at the coffee/tea fest in NYC in March. They’re so small, I’m surprised someone else has their tea! Honestly, I have about 5 teas from then that I still need to try.

Sarsonator

I received a box of tea samples from a friend. I had never heard of this company before, actually. Did you taste any of their teas at the coffee/tea fest?

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91

Backlog:

I think I happened to see a forums discussion about creamy earl grey teas and a good replacement for the SpecialTeas product which is now long gone. This is one I’d recommend to you! This is a really, really good creamy Earl Grey.

Delicious creamy overtone, nice subdued bergamot (curbed by the sweet vanilla-y notes), but still a deliciously full-flavored cuppa.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/29/organic-creamy-earl-grey-black-tea-from-fashionista-tea/

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73

Backlog:

I was rather impressed with this tisane given the fact that it’s chamomile (not my favorite). I appreciated the large chamomile blossoms (instead of the crushed, powdery bits), and I liked the softer approach of the orange notes. It’s not an overpowering taste.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/09/organic-orange-chamomile-herbal-tisane-from-fashionista-tea/

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92

Backlog:

A really lovely Jasmine. Not perfume-y, just sweet and exotic … this is the way a jasmine should be. Light vegetative tones that mingle with the overtones of flower.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/26/organic-white-tip-jasmine-green-tea-from-fashionista-tea/

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86
drank Masala Chai by Fashionista Tea
4366 tasting notes

Backlog:

A pleasantly spiced chai … it has a nice sweet-yet-spicy appeal to it. I like the balance between the spicy and sweet here … this blend is really nicely crafted. The spices are strong but not overpowering. The black tea base is a strong, malty Assam and it adds a nice richness to the cup.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/14/organic-masala-chai-blend-from-fashionista-tea/

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85

Backlog:

I really liked this. I’m a fan of Pomegranate … but I’m not particularly crazy about peeling the pomegranate to loosen the arils … it can be a rather tedious fruit to consume. So, I find I prefer Pomegranate teas. This one is really nice, the pomegranate and raspberry flavor work very well together, providing a tart yet lightly sweet taste that tickles the tongue.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/02/26/organic-green-pomegranate-tea-from-fashionista-tea/

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Backlog:

I like this one! I love the combination of the rose and the lavender. These are not overpowering florals in this tea, just enough to give this tea a decidedly feminine touch, and with a name like “Fashionista Blend” … it should be feminine! Even though it does have that feminine touch, it would make a great breakfast blend, because it has a certain vigor to it too!

Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/02/18/organic-fashionista-blend-from-fashionista-tea/

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85

Backlogging and Sipping down!

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drank Basic Black by Fashionista Tea
4366 tasting notes

Backlog:

I like this one quite a bit. Bright and brisk, just like the description suggests. Pleasant flavor, really smooth. One of those teas that is nice to keep on hand … for moments when you want something that is bold, robust and still easy to drink. Very nice.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/02/04/basic-black-tea-from-fashionista-tea/

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78

I’m not a fan of Chamomile. I can usually stomach it if it has a nice amount of mint to it. This, however, was nice. Sure…it’s Chamomile but the Orange plays in nicely! I don’t think it would have worked for me any other way. I just might add Chamomile with the pairing of Orange to my list of do-ables!

Nice!

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70

Fairly satisfying for a Jasmine. I am not a Jasmine Tea Guru by any means. It’s not my favorite from them but it’s not bad at all either! It’s a nice floral Jasmine, regardless!

MsWhatsit

I like jasmine a lot, but most of them taste about the same to me.

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89

SIPDOWN from yesterday. I will miss this one!

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89

ANDFINALLY…I’m all caught up on my backlogs…again, so sorry! I’m just finishing a bit of this…actually I’m on my 2nd cuppa. I do enjoy this one from Fashionista! I think I will add a few points to my previous rating :)

Also good cold!

Sil

YAY!

TeaEqualsBliss

teehee…sorry about that! :)

Sil

well my yay was more for you being back and me being back to normal time zones. I miss our morning back and forth tasting lol

TeaEqualsBliss

Awwwww thanks!

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89

Backlog:

This tea took me by surprise … first in learning that it wasn’t just a rooibos blend, but a black tea and rooibos blend. The combination of these two leaves makes for a lighter base, and I think that this allows for a richer chocolate flavor to come through. I also love the coconut and vanilla additions to this … it gives the cup a smooth, creamy, sweet profile. It’s a bit like a latte without dairy. Nice!

I liked it a whole lot!

PS: I can’t say enough about how awesome the packaging is from Fashionista too! It is REALLY fun to receive a package from them.

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80

I like the pom and raspberry with the green tea base and LOVE that it’s organic! This is one of the better Pom flavored green teas I have had. I prefer it cold over hot yet both are dandy! YUM!

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85

This is a very good Chai. The spices are intense, the black tea base is fairly peppy, too! Aromatic to the nose and zesty on the tongue. A nice Zip!

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86

backlogging a bagged cuppa…see other tasting notes…

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86

Sachets:
(See other notes for loose)

Sure, I liked the loose better but these sachets are great for on-the-go and that is what I needed earlier today! I got two solid steeps out of one bag! Not too shabby!

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78

This one smells nice…sweet, chocolaty, coconutty, and vanilla.

The taste is a bit different than I assumed it would be. Not bad, just different. It’s not overly chocolaty…but there is a bit there. The coconut is the flavor that steps-up and lingers on my tongue more than the other ingredients.

The Vanilla makes it a creamier experience.

This is pretty good. Not bad at all.

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